Conjunctival Autograft Transplantation for Unilateral Ocular Surface Diseases

Wesley K. Herman, Donald J. Doughman, Richard L. Lindstrom

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Rehabilitation of the diseased ocular surface by autologous conjunctival transplantation as first described by Thoft has expanded the possibilities for eventual visual restoration of patients with severe ocular surface disease. This paper will introduce a new surgical technique for diseased ocular surface preparation and for the acquisition, transfer, and placement of a 360° ring of autologous conjunctiva in patients with unilateral surface pathology. Patients representing different unilateral surface diseases with up to 2 years follow-up are presented and discussed. Key words

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1121-1126
Number of pages6
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


  • conjunctiva
  • ocular surface
  • persistent epithelial defects
  • transplantation

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